Doctors On Maca

I give my patients a choice; either natural hormones which are made to be biodentical to human estrogen and progesterone or Peruvian maca root. The ones who have chosen to go with Peruvian maca root  are doing phenomenally well." - Dr. Cynthia Watson, M.D., Santa Monica, California.

"Peruvian maca root regulates the organs of internal secretion, such as the pituitary, the adrenal glands, and the pancreas. I have had perhaps 200 female patients whose menopause symptoms are alleviated by taking maca." - Dr. Hugo Malaspina, M.D., Lima, Peru.

"I'm amazed at how fast Peruvian maca root works...within just four days of taking Peruvian maca root capsules, M. T. went through an enormous turnaround...she feels strong and vigorous and her depression is gone." - Dr. Harold Clark, M.D., New Rochelle, N.Y.

"Peruvian maca root is very useful in treating male impotence, erectile disfunction, menopausal symptoms, and general fatigue." - Dr. Aguila Calderon, M.D., Lima, Peru.


"Using this Peruvian red maca root myself, I personally experienced a significant improvement in erectile tissue response. What I see in Peruvian maca root is a means of normalizing our steroid hormones like testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen. Therefore it has facility to forestall the hormonal changes of aging." - Dr. Garry F, Gordon, M.D., Chicago, Illinois.

Maca For Men

Maca root powder from Peru is a nutritional powerhouse that has been in use for at least 2000 years.   The food is unique in that it affects men and women differently.   In this article we detail how and why men use Maca.maca for men

Before we outline the major benefits of Maca for men it’s important to note that  are several types of Maca available.    The different  types of Maca have various effects and work better for supporting specific health conditions.    We indicate which Maca is best for each of the benefits listed below.   You can also compare all of our Maca powders here.

Maca For Men – The Major Benefits

Although Maca has a long history of traditional use, it has only been scientifically researched over the past 25-30 years.   This research has revealed several benefits of taking Maca that apply specifically to men.

Maca for Male Libido

Among the top reasons men choose to take Maca is to restore their libido.   Maca works on various levels to support a healthy sex drive.  First, it’s high nutrient content revitalizes the entire body.   Second, Maca works to elevate testosterone levels thereby increasing energy, stamina and vitality.   Finally, Maca contains unique nutrients called macaenes and macamides that are associated with supporting healthy libido.    Among our customers, both Red Maca and Black Maca are favorites for this purpose.

Maca for ED

One of the things that Maca does quite well is to increase blood circulation.   When combined with a boost in libido, Maca has been seen to help men overcome mild erectile dysfunction.   A recent study of the effects of Maca for men with mild ED showed that more than 1/2 of the patient studied reported “significant’ improvements in terms of ED and general sexual well-being.   We recommend Black Maca for this purpose.

Maca for Men’s Fertility

Fertility for both men and women is the longest and most common use of Maca.   We know that people indigenous to the high Andes of Peru have used Maca root to boost both human and livestock fertility for 2000 years.   Stretching forward to today, Maca is still used as a first recourse for couples wanting to conceive in Peru.    Recent studies from Switzerland and Peru confirm that Black Maca in particular both raises sperm count and motility and increases sexual desire. 

Maca for Increased Testosterone

Maca does not contain testosterone or any other hormone.  Instead it stimulates the body to produce and regulate hormones in order to achieve a healthy hormone balance.   Maca works to raise what is known as “free testosterone” which is a natural testosterone that helps restore youthful energy and even appearance.  All Maca colors work well for this purpose.

Maca for Prostate

An mportant study published in the Journal Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005; 3:5. concluded that over the course of 42 days: “Red Maca but neither Yellow/Cream nor Black Maca reduced significantly ventral prostate size in rats.“   We’ve also had some very positive reports from customers about this benefit of Maca for men.   Use Red Maca for this purpose.

Maca for Natural Muscle Buildingmaca men

Maca is anabolic (muscle building).  It has a high content of bio-available protein and other nutrients that support healthy, natural muscle growth.  It is a favorite supplement among natural bodybuilders as well as an ingredient in many muscle building blends.  We recommend Black Maca for muscle building.

Maca for Energy and Stamina

For the people leaving at high elevations in Peru where Maca grows (14,000 feet and above) Maca is essential to maintaining healthy energy and stamina.   Several scientific studies have also confirmed that Maca has a positive effect on endurance and energy levels.  In one study, cyclists were able to bring their 40 km times down significantly after just 12 days on Maca.   Another study showed that regular Maca dosage improved stamina among lab mice nearly 20%.   Black Maca seems to have the most positive effect for this use.

Maca for Strong Bones

In 2010 a team of 6 researchers reported that Red and Black Maca were found to be the best at improving and protecting bone structure especially in mice who had their ovaries removed.  (Effects of different varieties of Maca on bone structure, Gonzalez, C et. al.).  This is in part due to the high calcium content of Maca (nearly 4 times that of milk).

Maca for Overcoming Depression

One of the lesser known benefits of Maca for men is for reducing depression.   Maca works as a mood up-lifter due to its high nutrient content combined with it’s energizing properties.   We’ve had several reports of positive emotional health resulting from continued use of Red Maca.  You can read more on Maca for Depression here.

Maca for Enhanced Mental Focus, Clarity and Memory

One final use of Maca for men is to boost concentration, memory and learning.     A recent study from China (2011) found that Black Maca in particular helped mice improve memory by 10% and speed learning by nearly 15%.    In addition, many of our customers have reported a boost in focus and clarity when using Maca.   We recommend either Red Maca or Black Maca for this purpose.

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We hope that you’ve found this article on Maca for men helpful – if you have any further questions, please let us know.  We’re happy to help.
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